VVC Play This Weekend And Next: Classical Comedy Tartuffe

Simone Graham – Editor: This is an opportunity to take the teens in the family for some local exposure to culture that will give them background for future or current classes in school. Reading it is fine, but seeing it performed live is so much better.

All-VVC student cast production of Tartuffe, by Moliere, running the next two weekends in the Black Box Theatre in the Performing Arts Center (building 54). Please support the students’ hard work for the last seven weeks of rehearsals!

Performance dates are:

March 29, 30 and April 5, 6 at 7 p.m.
March 31 and April 7 at 2 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased at the Box Office before each performance. You can also purchase tickets online at http://www.vvc.edu/tix . Seating is limited – only 80 seats per performance. Get your tickets NOW!

Moliere’s satiric take on hypocrisy is as relevant today as it was in the 17th century. While at times almost a farcical comedy, there are serious undertones presented by the playwright. Organ, like many people, is a victim of a charismatic charlatan who comes dangerously close to destroying Organ’s wealth, freedom, and most of all, his relationship with his family.

Through the character of Cleante, Moliere reminds his audience what “true” piety and religious feeling is all about: not public professions of charity and worship, but of doing the right thing to the best of one’s ability. Enjoy the excellent performances by VVC’s Theatre Arts students of this classic comedy!

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